Our Investments

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is a specialist value add investment manager that originates, acquires, constructs, operates and manages, direct investments in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets and businesses.

Our current portfolio of managed assets includes both operational businesses and development projects in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 
Cape Byron Power

Biomass

Quinbrook currently manages the Cape Byron Infrastructure Fund (www.capebyronpower.com) on behalf of a leading UK institutional investor. Cape Byron Power consists of two 100% owned 30 MW biomass fired power stations located on the NSW north coast that generate both renewable electricity and steam for local sugar milling operations. Cape Byron Power’s portfolio forms one of the largest base load renewable power generators in Australia and employs more than 50 full time operational employees. The electricity is predominantly produced from bagasse which is a sugar cane milling waste, along with certain types of wood residues and energy crops, commonly referred to as biomass fuel. Quinbrook provides both financial and operational asset management under long term agreements.

Lockyer

Grid Support

Lockyer Energy is a grid support development stage project located in south east Queensland, Australia which is 100% owned by the Quinbrook managed Low Carbon Power Fund. Permits and approvals have been granted for up to 1,000MW of new flexible generation capacity designed to be capable of supporting the integration of an expected influx of intermittent renewables in the National Electricity Market. Stage 1 of Lockyer plans to employ 132 MW of the very latest aero derivative turbines with both ‘fast start’ and flexible load following capability that offers a solution to relieve reliability issues arising from the rapid installation of solar and wind generation in the power grid. Lockyer was recently chosen by the Federal Government as one of the first projects in Australia to participate in the Underwriting New Generation Investment scheme.

Energy Trade

Smart Grid

Energy Trade is one of Australia’s largest embedded networks businesses providing ‘behind the meter' power, hot water, smart meter, solar PV, battery storage, EV charging and related infrastructure investment and operational services to communities of dedicated energy consumers. Energy Trade is an investment made by Quinbrook from the Low Carbon Power Fund and is a precursor to more ‘behind the meter’ strategies which, in Quinbrook’s view, are shaping up to be one of the more compelling growth opportunities in the transition of current power markets.

Velox Power

Grid Support

Velox Power is a UK business dedicated to creating a portfolio of grid supporting generation assets addressing power system security issues arising from the growth of intermittent renewables capacity in the UK power system. Velox Power develops, constructs, owns and operates a diverse portfolio of projects located at multiple sites across the United Kingdom. To date, Velox Power has assembled a c.300MW portfolio of both operational and development stage assets across 19 sites in England, Wales and Scotland.  Construction was completed at the first site, Brecon in Wales, in November 2018. First power was exported to the grid from the 21MW project in late 2018.  A further 30MWs of operational capacity was added through acquisition in June 2019 and an additional 100MWs are scheduled to be commissioned and revenue generating in the first half of 2020.  A further seven sites are expected to become operational by the end of 2020. Quinbrook is creating an ‘in house’ capability within Velox Power that will undertake the day to day operations and maintenance of the Velox Power portfolio.  

Scout Clean Energy

Onshore Wind

Quinbrook acquired 100% of Scout Clean Energy LLC (‘Scout’) in early 2017 (www.scoutcleanenergy.com). Scout is a highly experienced wind-power project developer in the United States which is advanced in its plans to create a large scale, vertically integrated wind power platform that develops, constructs, owns and operates a portfolio of utility scale wind projects across a geographically diverse collection of US markets. The operational and development portfolio currently exceeds 3,000 MWs across 10 sites located in 10 States.  The Scout team has experience in all aspects of wind power development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management. Scout has grown rapidly and has recently surpassed USD 1 billion in balance sheet assets (sponsor equity and tax equity in operational and construction-stage wind farms).

Persimmon Creek Wind Farm

 

Ranchero Wind Farm

Bitter Ridge Wind Farm

Heart of Texas Wind Farm

Scout Clean Energy
- Persimmon Creek Wind Farm

Onshore Wind

Persimmon Creek is a 200MW wind farm located in Woodward County that reached commercial operations in late August 2018. Persimmon is 75% owned by Scout. Quinbrook and Scout jointly arranged over USD 190 million of tax equity finance from a consortium of investors led by GE EFS and over USD 252 million of construction debt. Persimmon was acquired by Quinbrook to bring to the portfolio a strong wind resource, community support, low environmental risks, and competitive pricing. Persimmon employs the latest technology GE wind turbines and is operated by GE under a Warranty, Operations and Management Agreement. Scout’s team undertakes many of the day to day asset management functions for Persimmon.

Scout Clean Energy
- Ranchero Wind Farm

Onshore Wind

The 300 MW Ranchero project is 100% owned by Scout and was developed from ‘greenfield’ inception by the Scout team.  Ranchero is currently operational having reached COD in Q4 2019. Ranchero occupies over 32,000 acres of sparsely populated ranchland in central Texas, capturing a robust wind resource within the ERCOT power market.

Scout Clean Energy
- Bitter Ridge Wind Farm

Onshore Wind

The 130 MW Bitter Ridge wind farm project in Indiana is 100% owned by Scout and was the second project after Ranchero to be developed from ‘greenfield’ inception by the Scout team.  Bitter Ridge is currently under construction after successfully closing construction financing and tax equity commitments in Q4 2019. Bitter Ridge is anticipated to be fully operational by September 2020.

Scout Clean Energy
- Heart of Texas

Onshore Wind

The 180 MW Heart of Texas project is 100% owned by Scout and was acquired from RES America Development Inc. in Q4 2018.  Heart of Texas is currently under construction after successfully closing construction financing and tax equity commitments in Q3 2019. Heart of Texas is anticipated to be fully operational by April 2020.

Gemini Solar and
Battery Storage Project

Solar PV

The 690MW Gemini Solar + BESS Project is located in Nevada on nearly 44,000-acres of Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) supervised property approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. Gemini is 100% owned by the Low Carbon Power Fund and is being  developed by Arevia Power, Quinbrook’s project development partner.
Gemini is expected  to be one of the largest solar PV projects in US history, and was the largest announced solar/battery storage project in the world as at June 2019. Gemini has advanced plans to feature solar PV teamed with large scale battery storage technology occupying up to 7,100 acres of BLM land generating low-cost renewable power for the people of Nevada. Construction is expected to begin in 2022.

Glidepath Power Solutions

Distributed Power Solutions

Quinbrook’s Low Carbon Power Fund acquired 100% of Glidepath Power Solutions (https://glidepath.net/) in mid-2017. Glidepath is a Chicago, US based developer of distributed power solutions with particular development experience in battery storage projects.  Glidepath’s current operational projects include:

Dandan Solar Project

Meyersdale Battery Storage

Huntsman Wind Portfolio

Glidepath Power Solutions
- Dandan Solar Project

Solar PV

The Dandan Solar Project is a 25MW solar PV generation project owned and operated by GlidePath on the U.S. Territory of Guam. Dandan began commercial operations in 2015 and uses over 120,000 solar panels to generate renewable power that is sold under long-term contact to the Guam Power Authority (‘GPA’).  GPA provides energy to homes and businesses throughout Guam as well as Naval Base Guam and Anderson Air Force Base.

Glidepath Power Solutions
- Meyersdale Battery Storage

Battery Storage

The Meyersdale Storage Project is a battery storage project owned and operated by GlidePath and located in western Pennsylvania adjacent to GlidePath’s 30MW Meyersdale Wind Project.  Meyersdale Battery Storage began commercial operations in 2015 and uses 18MW of lithium-ion batteries to provide fast-responding frequency regulation services to the PJM wholesale power market.

Glidepath Power Solutions
- Huntsman Wind Portfolio

Onshore Wind

Glidepath acquired the 243 MW Huntsman operational wind power portfolio in late 2017. The portfolio is diversified across seven projects located in three states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and California).

A summary of each of the Huntsman wind power assets is below:

Meyersdale Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 30MW Location: Somerset County, PA

Meyersdale Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operation in 2003 and features 20 1.5-megawatt NEG Micon wind turbines.

Waymart Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 64.5MW Location: Wayne County, PA

Waymart Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 2003 and features 43 1.5-megawatt GE wind turbines.

Cabazon Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 39MW Location: Riverside County, CA 

Cabazon Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 1999 and features 51 750-kilowatt Zond wind turbines and one 600-kilowatt RRB Energy wind turbine.

Diablo Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 20.5MW Location: Alameda County, CA

Diablo Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 2004 and features 31 660-kilowatt Zond wind turbines.

Somerset Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 9MW Location: Somerset County, PA

Somerset Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 2001 and features six 1.5-megawatt GE wind turbines.

Mountaineer Wind Energy Centre

Project Size: 66MW Location: Tucker & Preston Counties, WV

Mountaineer Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 2002 and features 44 1.5-megawatt NEG Micon wind turbines.

Mill Run Wind Energy Centre 

Project Size: 15MW Location: Fayette County, PA

Mill Run Wind Energy Centre is a wind farm which began commercial operations in 2001 and features 10 1.5-megawatt GE wind turbines.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Solar FlexRack TDP 2 Trackers installed in Fulton County Project, one of Primergy Solar’s projects from its Illinois portfolio.

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